Recanati Things to Do
Re-discovering Giacomo Leopardi
In Recanati you will find the house of the 1800's Italian writer Giacomo Leopardi: you can visit the library there and see the collection of ancient books, as well as admire the window from where he used to spy on Silvia, his `impossible` love.
For those who don't know him: Leopardi's one of Italy's greatest writers and every student's punishment: find me one who did not have to learn his poem "l'infinito" by heart, and drinks are on me
La Donzelletta: country food, Marche style
a wonderful place... it's located in the middle of the fileds, in a restored farm... everything in the decor is like it once used to be... the people are overfriendly, and they'll do their best to let u sample their most famous specialities.
Favorite Dish: pasta (big surprise eh?) but also local cheeses and home-made cold meats
Borgo Antico: hard to find, even harder to forget
It's small, cosy... and so finely hidden that only locals can find it. Having said this, it took my local guide quite a bit to locate it again. Top food at affordable prices - you really can get the best Marche food there.
Favorite Dish: everything with seafood! scampi and prawns! Pastas were delicious too.
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Recanati Off The Beaten Path
museo Beniamino Gigli
it's a museum dedicated to another famous person borin in Recantati: the tenor Geniamino Gigli. Opened in 1961the museum hosts a collection of Gli eredi di Beniamino Gigli donarono al costumes, certificates, articles, books, photos, portraits, and of course records.
Address: piazza Giacomo Leopardi.
- winter 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00
- summer 16.00-19.00
Closed on Monday